Chansons pour elle


Julie Cherrier here records an album of songs exploring a variety of moods and situations, and covering over a hundred years of French mélodie, from Reynaldo Hahn to the present day. It includes classics of the genre (Debussy’s Nuit d’étoiles, Poulenc’s Les chemins de l’amour), but also very recent compositions, in the form of two song cycles by Frédéric Chaslin. Chansons pour elle (to poems by Jean Cocteau) and Nudités (texts by Alain Duault) are imaginative works, free in their expression. Music of today meets music of yesterday and the result is both subtle and poetic.



1-4. Francis Poulenc Les Chemins de l’amour, Violon, Fleurs, Le carafon
5-6. Reynaldo Hahn À Chloris, L’énamourée
7-8. Gabriel Fauré Mandoline, Les Roses d’Ispahan
9-10. Claude Debussy Nuit d’étoiles, Beau soir
11-24. Frédéric Chaslin Chansons pour elle, Nudités